Dipper Photography Workshop

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Dipper Photography Workshop – Derbyshire Dales, Peak District

Join me on a dipper photography workshop for an unmissable opportunity to photograph these charismatic birds along the crystal clear rivers of the Derbyshire Dales.

Availability: All year round.

Full day workshop (Up to 6 hours)

1-2-1 // £165 per participant (£50 deposit)

1-2 // £120 per participant (£75 deposit)

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Half day workshop (Up to 4 hours)

1-2-1 // £115 per participant (£40 deposit)

1-2 // £80 per participant (£60 deposit)

Reduced or extended hour workshops are also available on request.

*Please note: I am only offering 1-2-1 and 1-2 dipper workshops so as not to cause any unnecessary stress or disturbance to these incredible birds.

To book a date for your dipper photography workshop get in touch!

 

About the dipper

Dippers, named after the way they bob up and down when perched, have evolved an incredible fishing technique allowing them to hunt underwater. Submerging themselves they can walk along the bottom of fast flowing rivers and streams using their outstretched wings to stabilise themselves against the strong currents. This unique ability makes it possible for them to hunt insects and small fish underwater for up to 30 seconds!

Dipper Photography Workshop - Derbyshire Dales, Peak District, Wildlife Photography

 What can I expect?

From close up detailed portraits to environmental and behavioural images my dipper photography workshops will show you how to capture a stunning portfolio of images of this unique bird. 

I have studied and photographed dippers in great depth, and I will teach you all the essential fieldcraft and technical skills needed to get close without causing any disturbance. I will also explain how to recognise different behaviours and habits of the dippers so that you leave with a much better understanding of these unique birds.

Throughout the day we may also have the opportunity to photograph; kingfishers, water voles, grey wagtails, herons, diving ducks, wrens and much more!

How long do your workshops last? 

I typically run my workshops for a maximum of 6 hours, allowing you to get the most from your time without feeling too overwhelmed or tired. However reduced or extended hour workshops are also available on request.

Dipper photography workshop - Derbyshire Dales, Peak District

How much does it cost? 

Full day workshop (Up to 6 hours)

1-2-1 // £165 per participant (£50 deposit)

1-2 // £120 per participant (£75 deposit)

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Half day workshop (Up to 4 hours)

1-2-1 // £115 per participant (£40 deposit)

1-2 // £80 per participant (£60 deposit)

Reduced or extended hour workshops are also available on request.

  

Fitness Level

Short walks along uneven boggy ground.

 Dipper Photography Workshop - Derbyshire Dales, Peak District, Wildlife Photography.

Recommended equipment

500mm+ lens or 300mm with teleconverters (or equivalent on crop/bridge camera).   

Due to the low angles we will be shooting at, a beanbag is advised.

There may also be opportunities for landscape photography, so a wide angle or standard zoom lens and a sturdy tripod are recommended. 

Additional information

Camouflage is not essential for this workshop, however neutral colours – browns and greens are advisable.

Due to the nature of the location we may be lying on muddy river banks to get to eye level with the dippers. Wellies or waterproof walking boots are essential and waterproof clothing is strongly recommended. 

Please visit the FAQ’s section for more information on what to bring.

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Dipper Photography Workshop - Derbyshire Dales, Peak District, Wildlife Photography.